Tech Start Up Flubit Doubles in Size to Invest in Technology

Following a recent close of investment and the launch of a high profile partnership with Barclaycard's Bespoke Offers platform, ambitious eCommerce startup, Flubit, has doubled its headcount in order to develop its cutting-edge technology.

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London (PRWEB UK) 10 July 2014

London technology startup, Flubit, has just completed a major recruitment drive taking on an additional 25 new starters to double its headcount to over 50 employees in just 2 months. The main focus of the new hires have been on developers and coders to allow Flubit to build out new, innovative technologies and products as well as continue to improve Flubit.com, its consumer proposition.

CEO Bertie Stephens commented, “In recent years London has increasingly become a technology hub and a magnet for talented developers, so finding first class recruits is easier than it used to be. We have a hard working and diverse team representing 22 different countries so we have a great melting pot of cultures and experience. The World Cup was a great time to do it too, until it started of course, at that point our international team members very quickly had a one up on the ribbing ground.”

Launched in 2012 by Bertie Stephens and Adel Louertatani, and now with millions of pounds worth of transactions under its belt, Flubit is making big waves in eCommerce. Its ground-breaking technology and disruptive way of selling has gained a following of loyal users. The Flubit platform flips the traditional marketplace model upside down. Instead of listing products for users to window shop like other marketplaces, Flubit’s demand-driven site allows the user to enter the product web link of the item they wish to purchase, before returning a better offer on the exact same item.

It’s this success and recognition, plus the recent partnership with Barclaycard and latest investment round, that has necessitated and facilitated the increase in staff. Various teams including Marketing, Customer Service and Operations have all grown to accommodate the increasing requirements from users and partners alike. Another key area of focus has been on the Merchant Relations team, responsible for on-boarding more quality online retailers each offering a wide range of products, to increase the size of the Flubit marketplace through simple integration for merchants via their WeFlubit.com platform.

Stephens said, “The more merchants we can bring on board the more customers we can service and the better deals we can get them so this is a major focus for us for the next 12 months. Our demand-led model creates users with better offers on the items they already want, and online retailers with an additional sales channel that doesn’t eat into their margins like the existing marketplaces do.”

To find out more about selling on Flubit, visit http://www.weflubit.com.

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About Flubit:
Founded in 2012 by Bertie Stephens and Adel Louertatani, Flubit.com is an online shopping service that creates private better offers for UK consumers on products they are ready to buy. It works with a range of independent UK online retailers.

Flubit’s conversion rate is more than 25% (almost 10 times the industry average) and was named Startup of the Year at the London Web Summit in 2013. In just 18 months, Flubit.com have already had over 1.5 million website visits and created nearly 300,000 discounted offers for their growing customer base, representing savings of over £1.5 million for UK consumers.

For more information or for an interview, please contact Gary Dalton, Head of Marketing on 07919 573701 or email gary.dalton(at)flubit(dot)com.


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